Ghaziabad, Nov 28: A CBI court today charged the main accused in the Nithari serial killings case Moninder Pandher with the rape and murder of Pinky Sarkar.
Counsel for the Nithari victims, Mr Khalid Khan, said the mother of Pinky Sarkar, Ms Vandana Sarkar, had submitted a written statement in the CBI court on November 7 in which she had claimed that Pandher had confessed to the rape and subsequent murder of her daughter. She had also claimed that Moninder Pandher had retrieved the saw in her presence, he said.
Mr Khan said subsequently he had filed a petition in the CBI trial court seeking the directions of the court to try Moninder Pandher for the rape and murder of Ms Pinky Sarkar.
After hearing the petition, Special Judge Rama Jain charged Moninder Pandher with the rape and murder of Pinky, he added.
Mr Khan also told the CBI court that the CBI had earlier given a clean chit to Moninder Pandher.